This year we’ve decided to go a different route with transactions.
Submitting position changes, trades and waiver claims is easy and can be done at the below links.
Free Agency & Waivers
You may sign up to two 70+ overall players per week and an unlimited amount of players under 70 overall.
For Madden 17 we are re-introducing the waivers system. This means any player who is released during the regular season will be subjected to waivers, with each team in reverse order of power rankings having a shot at picking up players. Every player will be on waivers for at least 24 hours, clearing and becoming a free agent the next night at midnight Eastern Time if nobody places a claim.
Waivers updates will be posted every night at or near midnight Eastern Time. League members will be responsible for knowing who is currently on waivers and correctly adhering to the system.
There is a FA draft held after advancing to each preseason, after which FA rules will return to the norm (listed above).
Players may be moved from left to right (and right to left) and FS to SS (and SS to FS) without a position change request. Although there are additional rules that allow other players to be moved, any moves other than L/R and FS/SS must be approved by the commissioner prior to moving the player.
All changes must be kept in place until the following offseason.
Players that have been moved by the CPU may be moved back to their original position in the depth chart as long as that change is made permanent during the offseason.
The trade limit is six trades per season, with the cycle starting at the beginning of the offseason and ending at the trade deadline. You may not trade players signed in FA or rookies drafted in rounds 1-5 in the first year of their contract. Players also may not be traded after acquiring via trade in the same season cycle. Picks may be traded multiple times.
Minor trades will not count against the trade limit. You may trade picks in rounds 5-7 and players 75 or under overall without counting against the limit.
A new rule that people must keep in mind is that you may not re-sign players just to trade them. If a player is up for re-signing either during the season or at the end of the season, if you re-sign them they MUST remain on your roster for the following season. This rule is intended to increase offseason FA activity, diminish cap penalties from trading players that were just re-signed and to limit the amount of players re-signed just for trades.
Trades must be sent to the commissioner by both parties and will be reviewed by the admin group for fairness. Trades may not be made in game without approval. All trades involving more than four picks/players on one side will count as two trades.
Additional Season 1 trade rules are posted on the trade submission page.
EA’s regression system can be brutal both in-season and at the end of a season. As such, we’ve developed a regression algorithm (of sorts) as an alternative, which can be seen here.
This regression system is optional and will only be applied to players if you request a review of your player.